Confirmed: Final Fantasy XV has been delayed again

Final Fantasy XV has been an extraordinarily long time coming, and it seems the wait will continue. Square Enix have confirmed this afternoon that the game will miss its September release date for a new launch date in late November.
According to the press release, the new release date of November 29 has been set to give the developers extra time to run quality control and bug hunting to ensure a smooth release.

“From the moment we joined this project, our vision was to create a level of freedom and realism previously unseen in the series. Regrettably, we need a little bit more time to deliver on this vision and are confident that this new release date will help us achieve this,” reads the quote from game director Hajime Tabata in the release.  

The quote continues, with Tabata remorseful but plaintative as he apologises for the delay. “As the director and lead of this project, I wish to personally apologize for the additional wait. As a team, we want FINAL FANTASY XV to achieve a level of perfection that our fans deserve. We kindly ask for your understanding.”

This is the latest in a string of delays for the game, which has been in active development since 2006.


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David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.

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